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Latitude: 53.0854 / 53°5'7"N
Longitude: -2.8032 / 2°48'11"W
OS Eastings: 346297
OS Northings: 354542
OS Grid: SJ462545
Mapcode National: GBR 7F.9PKW
Mapcode Global: WH88V.XQ91
Entry Name: Holford Charity, Farmhouse
Listing Date: 1 March 1967
Last Amended: 19 June 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1278718
English Heritage Legacy ID: 405127
Location: Clutton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Civil Parish: Clutton
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Coddington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 45 SE
HOLYWELL LANE (West Side)
Holford Charity, Farmhouse
(Formerly listed as Charity Farmhouse under Clutton Village)
Farmhouse circa 1600, altered. Oak small-frame; panels contain later
brickwork, painted. Slate roof. 1 1/2 storeys, 3 windows. Projecting,
jettied cross-gable right, on sandstone plinth. The left wing, with 2
gabled dormers, has former farm building, probably C18, as left
extension. Part of rear wall of left wing is rebuilt in sandstone,
painted. Vernacular small pane wood casements, probably C19.
Replaced small-pane glazed door, with ridge chimney of brick opposite.
Interior: Lobby entrance with ingle nook behind. A pair of crucks
(in line with hood-beam) are joined by arched brace with
sharply-curved angle-struts in bedroom above. The frame is exposed,
almost complete, internally. Stair with winders, replaced in deal.
John Holford of Congleton in 1712 granted the "messuage or tenement of
his in Clutton in trust from his death with income of £4 p.a. to
William Cooper, Schoolmaster of Clutton, and after his death to such
poor indigent housekeepers, or others, inhabitants of the township of
Clutton as should be real objects of charity." (Report of the
Commissionere inquiring concerning Charities - Cheshire Record
Listing NGR: SJ4629754542
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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